|9||King||Willem I Frederik of the Netherlands (also Duke of Luxemburg)||1772||1843||Princess||Wilhelmine of Prussia||1774||1837||Wilhelmine was a sister to King Friedrich Wilhelm III of
The Netherlands was invaded by French Troops in 1795 and Willem along with his father Willem V, Prince of Orange-Nassau (1748-1806) and the rest of the Princely family were forced to leave the Country for England on 18 January 1795. Netherlands was then ruled by the Bonaparte family until 1813 when the tide began turning against Napoleon and Willem was able to make plans for his return to the Netherlands and landed near The Hague on 30 November 1813.
Willem V and his family on their arrival in England took refuge at Hampton Court in apartments given by his first cousin King George III. They lived there from 1795 until 1802. Please see "Grace & Favour A handbook of who lived where in Hampton Court Palace 1750 to 1950" (pages 80 & 84) for further details.
Willem who was then Prince of Orange, Prince of Nassau-Dietz gradually assumed power and assumed the title of King of the Netherlands on 16 March 1815 which was ratified by the Treaty of Vienna (1815) and also became Duke of Luxembourg on 16 March 1815. Luxembourg was elevated to Grand Ducal status on 9 June 1815.
Belgium, with Holland formed the Kingdom of the Netherlands as confirmed by the Congress of Vienna on 9 June 1815. A Belgian uprising in 1830 resulted in an enforced separation of the two countries but it wasn't until 19 April 1839 that Willem accepted a settlement and the independent and neutral state of Belgium came into being.
Willem I Frederik had four illegitimate children by Julie von der Goltz (1780-1841). Julie was at one time governess of Princess Pauline (1800-1806) a daughter of Willem I Frederik. Further reading regarding Julie von der Goltz.
|9||King||Willem I Frederik of the Netherlands (also Duke of Luxemburg)||1772||1843||Countess||Henriette d'Oultremont de Wegimont||1792||1864||Henriette was created Countess of Nassau.
Willem's intention to marry to Henriette was not acceptable to the Dutch, this combined with his opposition to reform forced his abdication on 7 October 1840. He eventually married Henriette on 17 February 1841.
Brief report on the wedding of Willem and Henriette (you may have to scroll to locate the article?).
Death report on Willem I
|9.1||King||Willem II of the Netherlands (also Grand Duke of Luxemburg)||1792||1849||Grand Duchess||Anna of Russia||1795||1865||See
4.8 - Willem II succeeded his father King Willem I who had become unpopular because of his opposition to reform and who abdicated on 7 October 1840.
Death report on Willem II
A very brief death report on Anna
|9.11||King||Willem III of the Netherlands (also Grand Duke of Luxemburg)||1817||1890||Princess||Sophie of Wurttemberg||1818||1877||See 22.112|
|9.11||King||Willem III of the Netherlands (also Grand Duke of Luxemburg)||1817||1890||Princess||Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont||1858||1934||See
42.4 - Luxemburg which was subject to Salic law and had been ruled by the Kings of the
Netherlands was separated from the Netherlands on the death of King Willem III without male issue. Duke Adolf of Nassau from a collateral branch
became Grand Duke Adolphe of Luxemburg
A brief report regarding the marriage of Willem and Emma and the death of his brother Prince Hendrick of the Netherlands a week later.
The New York Times report on the death of Willem III
Also a further report on the times and death of Willem III including that of two of his sons.
Report on the death of Emma.
The concerns expressed by The New York Times in July 1879 that the succession to the throne of the Netherlands was likely to be a bone of contention was eventually proved to be unfounded.
|9.111||Crown Prince||Willem of the Netherlands (Prince of Orange)||1840||1879||The New York Times obituary on Willem (Prince of Orange) and another article on the death of Willem|
|9.112||Prince||Maurits of the Netherlands||1843||1850|
|9.113||Prince||Alexander of the Netherlands (Prince of Orange)||1851||1884||The New York Times report on the death of Alexander (Prince of Orange)|
|9.114||Queen||Wilhelmina of the Netherlands||1880||1962||Duke||Heinrich of Mecklenburg-Schwerin||1876||1934||See
23.111K - Wilhelmina was only ten years old when she succeeded her father as
Queen and her mother Queen Emma acted as regent until she came of age in 1898.
Wilhelmina abdicated 4 September 1948 in favour of her daughter Juliana.Wilhelmina took the title Princess of the Netherlands following her abdication.
Heinrich was created Prince of the Netherlands 6 February 1901.
Wedding report of the marriage of Wilhelmina and Heinrich.
A New York Times article on 27 November 1898 reports Wilhelmina was due to marry Prince Wilhelm of Wied (for a short period in 1914 was Prince of Albania)
|9.1141||Queen||Juliana of the Netherlands||1909||2004||Prince||Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld||1911||2004||Juliana abdicated on 30 April 1980 on her 71 st birthday in favour of her daughter Beatrix.
A report on Juliana's intention to abdicate and a further article on her life
Bernard's father was Count Bernard Kasimir of Lippe-Biesterfeld (1872 - 1934) who in 1905 became a Prince of Lippe when the Counts of Lippe-Biesterfeld line attained sovereign status following the extinction of the Lippe-Detmold line due to the death of Prince Karl Alexander of Lippe-Detmold (1831-1905).
Bernard Kasimir married a commoner Baroness Armgard von Sierstorpff-Cramm in 1909 who was created Countess of Biesterfeld shorly before their marriage and in 1916 was created Princess of Lippe-Biesterfeld.
As a result of his parents unequal marriage Bernard was born a Count von Lippe-Biesterfeld but was created a Prince of Lippe-Biesterfeld at the same time as his mother was created Princess of Lippe-Biesterfeld.
Bernard Kasimir was an elder brother to Prince Julius Ernest of Lippe
Report on the wedding of Juliana and Bernhard.
Bernhard was created Prince of the Netherlands 7 January 1937.
Bernhard also had two illegitimate daughters who's recognition were made official after his death although rumours about their existence had persisted prior to this. The first daughter is Alicia von Bielefeld (born 1954), whose mother has not been identified, however : see. The other daughter, Alexia Grinda (born 1967), is his child by the French socialite and fashion model Hélène Grinda.
|9.11411||Queen||Beatrix of the Netherlands||1938||Claus von Amsberg||1926||2002||Claus von Amsberg was created Prince of the Netherlands 16 February 1966. Claus was a German
diplomat, born with the name of Klaus-Georg von Amsberg. He became a naturalized Dutch citizen, adopting the name "Claus" at the insistence of the
Apparently Queen Beatrix caused riots by marrying Niklaus von Amsberg, who had served in the Wehrmacht and been a member of the Hitler Youth.
At 19.00 on Monday 28 January 2013 Queen Beatrix announced that she is to abdicate and that the Prince of Orange, her eldest son, will succeed her. The abdication and the investiture of the new King took place in Amsterdam on 30 April 2013. After she had signed the instrument of abdication, the former Queen had the title of Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau.
Obituary on Claus von Amsberg
|9.114111||King||Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands||1967||Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti||1971||Máxima was granted Dutch naturalisation by Royal Decree of 17 May 2001, since her having Dutch nationality was a
prerequisite to her becoming a member of the Royal House on her marriage to Willem-Alexander.
Succession to the Dutch Royal throne is reserved to relatives of the monarch in the first, second and third degree of consanguinity. However members of the Dutch Royal family comprise those who are related to the monarch in the first or second degree of consanguinity and are eligible for succession to the throne. So in a nutshell when Prince Catharina-Amalia (Princess of Orange) succeeds her father Willem-Alexander certain of the existing family will no longer be a members of the Royal Family or able to succeed to the throne. they will in due course be replaced by others who have the necessary consanguinity to Catharina-Amalia.
The titles Princess of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau was bestowed on Máxima by Royal Decree on the occasion of the marriage. She was known as Her Royal Highness Princess Máxima of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, Mrs van Amsberg.
|9.1141111||Princess||Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands (Princess of Orange)||2003||Following the succession of her father Willem-Alexander as King of the Netherlands, Catharina-Amalia as heir to the throne automatically became Princess of Orange.|
|9.1141112||Princess||Alexia Juliana of the Netherlands||2005|
|9.1141113||Princess||Ariane of the Netherlands||2007|
|9.114112||Prince||Johan Friso of the Netherlands||1968||2013||Mabel Wisse Smit||1968||By Royal Decree issued on 19 March 2004 the children of Johan Friso and his wife will bear the surname van
Orange-Nassau van Amsberg. Johan Friso
lost his succession
rights as his marriage was not sanctioned by the Dutch Government due to irregularities in the submission request by Johan Friso and his intended
wife Mabel Wisse Smit.
Johan Friso also lost his title Prince of the Netherlands.
Mabel Wisse Smit was the daughter of Hendrik “Henk” Los and Florence "Flos" Kooman. Henk Los lost his life in 1978 due to a drowsing accident whilst ice skating. Flos Kooman married Peter Wisse Smit in 1980 and Mabel took the surname of her stepfather in 1984.
Johan Friso suffered serious injuries in February 2012 when buried by an avalanche whilst skiing in Austria. His early treatment was at the private Wellington Hospital in London but in July 2013 was transferred to Huis ten Bosch (a royal palace in The Hague in the Netherlands) where he died in August 2013 from complications.
|9.1141121||Countess||Emma "Luana" van Orange-Nassau van Amsberg||2005|
|9.1141122||Countess||Joanna "Zaria" van Orange-Nassau van Amsberg||2006|
|9.114113||Prince||Constantijn of the Netherlands||1969||Petra Laurentien Brinkhorst||1966||Petra Laurentien's preferred name is Laurentien|
|9.1141131||Countess||Eloise van Orange-Nassau||2002|
|9.1141132||Count||Claus Casimir van Orange-Nassau||2004|
|9.1141133||Countess||Leonore van Orange-Nassau||2006|
|9.11412||Princess||Irene of the Netherlands||1939||Prince||Carlos Hugo of Bourbon-Parma (Duke of Parma)||1930||2010||See
38.O2 - Irene renounced her rights of succession on 29 April 1964 following her marriage to Prince Carlos. Carlos was naturalised in Spain on 5 January 1979 by Royal Decree.
The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982) report on the marriage of Prince Carlos and Princess Irene
|9.11413||Princess||Margriet of the Netherlands||1943||Pieter van Vollenhoven||1939||At the marriage of Princess Margriet a special decree was issued that her children would be styled as HH Prince/Princess of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven. This is a personal non-hereditary title.
Margriet was born in Ottawa, Canada where her mother and two daughters had gone during the second World War. The hospital suite where the birth took place was officially declared as Dutch territory to remove any complications about a possible heir to the throne not being born in a foreign country.
A report on the announcement of the engagement of Margriet and Pieter.
|9.114131||Prince||Maurits van Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven||1968||Marie-Helen "Marilene" van den Broek||1970||By Royal Decree 26 May 1998, the children of Prince Maurits and his wife will bear the surname van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven presumably in honour of Prince Maurits grandfather Prince Bernard.|
|9.1141311||Anastasia "Anna" van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven||2001|
|9.1141312||Lucas van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven||2002|
|9.1141313||Felicia Juliana van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven||2005|
|9.114132||Prince||Bernhard van Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven||1969||Annette Sekreve||1972||By Royal Decree 5 July 2000, the children of Prince Bernard and his wife will bear the surname van Vollenhoven|
|9.1141321||Isabella Lily van Vollenhoven||2002|
|9.1141322||Samuel Bernhard van Vollenhoven||2004|
|9.1141323||Benjamin Pieter Floris van Vollenhoven||2008|
|9.114133||Prince||Pieter-Christian van Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven||1972||Anita Theodora van Eijk||1969|
|9.1141331||Emma Francisca Catharina van Vollenhoven||2006|
|9.1141332||Pieter Anton Maurits Erik van Vollenhoven||2008|
|9.114134||Prince||Floris van Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven||1975||Aimée Leonie Söhngen||1977|
|9.1141341||Magali Margriet Eleonoor van Vollenhoven||2007|
|9.1141342||Eliane Sophia Caroline van Vollenhoven||2009|
|9.1141343||Willem Jan van Vollenhoven||2013|
|9.11414||Princess||Maria Christina of the Netherlands||1947||2019||Jorge Guillermo||1946|
|9.114141||Bernardo Guillermo||1977||Eva Marie Valdes||1977||Wedding photographs of Bernardo Guillermo and Eva Prinz-Valdes (please note the photographs are Copyright © 2009 Royal Press Europe - Royal Photoagency - © Albert Nieboer & Albert Philip van der Werf). Eva Marie Valdes was previously married to Andrew Michael Prinz, hence her surname also shown as Prinz-Valdes|
|9.1141411||Isabel Christina Guillermo||2009|
|9.1141412||Julián Jorge Guillermo||2011|
|9.12||Prince||Alexander of the Netherlands||1818||1848||Report on the death of Alexander|
|9.13||Prince||Hendrik of the Netherlands||1820||1879||Princess||Amalie of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach||1830||1872||See 27.48|
|9.13||Prince||Hendrik of the Netherlands||1820||1879||Princess||Marie of Prussia||1855||1888||See
11.511 - The New York Times brief
obituary on Hendrik
What happened to Hendrik's last will and testament in favour of his wife Marie?
When Hendrik died it was thought he had one of the largest fortunes in Europe estimated at the time to be about £8.5 million.
|9.14||Prince||Ernst of the Netherlands||1822||1822|
|9.15||Princess||Sophia of the Netherlands||1824||1897||Grand Duke||Carl Alexander of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach||1818||1901||See 27.24 - Carl Alexander and Sophia were first cousins, their mothers were daughters of Emperor Paul I of all the Russias|
|9.2||Prince||Frederik of the Netherlands||1797||1881||Princess||Luise of Prussia||1808||1870||See 11.8|
|9.21||Princess||Wilhelmina Frederika "Louise" of the Netherlands||1828||1871||King||Carl XV of Sweden (& Norway)||1826||1872||See 3.11|
|9.22||Prince||Willem "Frederik" Nicolaas Karel of the Netherlands||1833||1834|
|9.23||Prince||Willem Frederik Nicolaas Albert of the Netherlands||1836||1846|
|9.24||Princess||Marie of the Netherlands||1841||1910||Prince||Wilhelm of Wied (5th Prince of Wied)||1845||1907||See 33.82|
|9.3||Princess||Pauline of the Netherlands||1800||1806|
|9.4||Princess||Marianne of the Netherlands||1810||1883||Prince||Albrecht of Prussia||1809||1872||See
11.9 - Marianne bought the beautiful Villa Sommariva (on Lake Como) in 1843 and gave it as a wedding present in 1850 to her daughter Princess Charlotte on her marriage to Duke Georg II of Saxe-Meiningen. The Villa was renamed
in memory of Princess Charlotte who died in childbirth in 1855. The Villa was passed through Marianne's Saxe-Meiningen descendants until 1927 when it was brought under Italian control by the Ente Villa Carlotta, a foundation especially constituted by Italian royal decree on 12 May 1927.
It was reported in 1849 that Prince Albrecht was granted a divorce from Princess Marianne on the ground of "insurmountable antipathy". The report is on page 3 of the Newspaper.
|9.41||Johannes Willem van Reinhartshausen||1849||1861||Johannes Willem's parents are Princess Marianne of the Netherlands and her lover Johannes van Rossum (1809-1873). The surname van Reinhartshausen was granted to Johannes Willem in 1855 by Duke Adolf of Nassau and was named after one of Princess Marianne's properties Reinhartshausen Castle.
A quite detailed article and photographs of Johannes Willem and his parents.